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TAS: Clinical Laboratory Science (B.S.)


Convener:
Rena Bacon


About the Major

This program is jointly sponsored by the School of Theoretical and Applied Science of Ramapo College and the School of Health Related Professions of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ-SHRP) School of Health Related Professions *.

Students must complete 90 credits including the General Education requirements, the School of Theoretical and Applied Science (TAS) requirements, and a preprofessional core. Students who transfer to Ramapo College must complete 48 credits at Ramapo, 28 of which are science and/or math courses in the major before completing the program at UMDNJ. They then complete a 45 credit professional program at UMDNJ. This latter part takes 15 months starting in the summer after the junior year. Concentrations in:

Cytotechnology
Cytotechnologists are professionals that work in the field of diagnostic cytology. Primarily working with pathologists, they evaluate tissue samples microscopically for a variety of diseases. Cytologists also play a major role in early cancer detection.

Medical Lab Science
Medical lab scientists are professionals who are involved in providing laboratory data crucial for clinical diagnoses essential for patient therapy. Responsibilities of medical lab scientists vary and may include analysis of blood and body fluids, microorganism identification and diagnosis of infection, and managing laboratory information.

Because all Ramapo College and Theoretical and Applied Science requirements need to be completed in the three years the student spends at Ramapo, students should anticipate taking 16-18 credits per semester. Of these, at least two courses per semester will be in the sciences in order to fulfill the prerequisites.

The application deadline for the UMDNJ-SHRP Clinical Lab Science program is October 15 for classes beginning in June. (Applications can certainly be submitted earlier.) Thus the typical student should submit his/her application in the fall of the junior year to be eligible to commence the professional component at UMDNJ after the spring semester.

Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if enrollment capacity in the majors has not been reached.

In order to be eligible for acceptance in the professional component of the program at UMDNJ, students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA with no grade below C in their sciences.

(*disclaimer below)

Requirements of the Major

  1. Transfer students who have 48 or more credits accepted at the time of transfer are waived from the courses marked with a [W] below.  Waivers only apply to General Education Requirements NOT School Core or Major Requirements.

  2. Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible.  Check with your advisor to see if any apply.
Subject & Course # Title & Course Description
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
INTD 101 [W] FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
ENGL 180 COLLEGE ENGLISH
SELECT ONE  
BADM 115 [W] PERSPECTIVES OF BUSINESS AND SOCIETY OR
SOSC 101 [W] SOCIAL ISSUES
SELECT ONE [W] GE-HISTORY CATEGORY: HIST 101-110
AIID 201 [W] READINGS IN HUMANITIES
SELECT ONE GE-INTERCULTURAL NORTH AMERICA CATEGORY
SELECT ONE GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES CATEGORY
SELECT ONE [W] GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES CATEGORY OR
  [W] GE-TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE CATEGORY
SCHOOL OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED SCIENCE REQUIREMENT
SELECT ONE Science In Cultural Perspective course:
AMER 307 TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE IN AMERICA
ANTH 307 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
CNTP 315 ART AND TECHNOLOGY
ENST 215 ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
ENST 223 ENERGY AND SOCIETY
ENST 305 ECOLOGY, ECONOMICS AND ETHICS
ENST 312 ECOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ENST 317 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND REGULATION
HIST 396 HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC IDEAS
INFO 315 COMPUTER LAW AND ETHICS
MATH 441 HISTORY OF MATH
MGMT 324 INVENTION FOR MANAGERS AND SCIENTISTS
PHIL 328 BIO-ETHICS
POLI 328 LAW AND POLITICS INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
PSYC 306 ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES
PSYC 413 PHILOSOPHICAL ROOTS OF PSYCH
PSYC 423 HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY
SCIN 210 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
SCIN 230 COMPUTERS AND SOCIETY
SCIN 235 HISTORICAL TRENDS IN NURSING
SCIN 343 SCIENCE AND RELIGION
SCIN 405 FEMINIST SCIENCE FICTION
SCIN 425 SCIENCE AND LITERATURE
SCIN 434 WOMEN AND SCIENCE
SCIN 481 SCIENCE LAW AND FEMINISM
SCIN 489 SCIENCE AND LAW
SOCI 306 ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
SOCI 330 SCIENCE IN A MULTICULTURAL WORLD
CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
  Pre -Professional Core Requirements
BIOL 213 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LECTURE/LAB
BIOL 215 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II LECTURE/LAB
BIOL 331 GENETICS LECTURE/ LAB
BIOL 406 CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LECTURE/LAB
CHEM 110 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I LECTURE/ LAB
CHEM 112 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY II LECTURE/ LAB
CHEM 210 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LECTURE/LAB
CHEM 212 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LECTURE/LAB
CHEM 425 BIOCHEMISTRY
PSYC 242 STATISTICS
 
  Plus ONE of the following concentrations:
  MEDICAL LAB SCIENCE CONCENTRATION
  required courses:
BIOL 211 MICROBIOLOGY
BIOL 357 IMMUNOLOGY
MATH 110 PRECALCULUS OR
MATH 121 CALCULUS I
  recommended courses:
CHEM 323 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LECTURE/LAB
PHYS 110 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I LECTURE/ LAB
PHYS 112 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS II LECTURE/LAB
 
  CYTOTECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION
  required courses:
BIOL 211 MICROBIOLOGY
MATH 110 PRECALCULUS OR
MATH 121 CALCULUS I
BIOL 349 HISTOLOGY LECTURE/LAB
recommended courses:
BIOL 357 IMMUNOLOGY
CMPS 147 COMPUTER SCIENCE I

Note: A 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation.

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